Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri and Clanranald, 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Biographical notes on Mòr Bhuide and accompanying quote, October 1872
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Mòr Buidhe, that she was a bean-tuiream [mourner] who was from Barraigh/Isle of Barra but travelled in Uibhist/Uist. MacUistean's wife, who was from Vallay [Bhàlaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], had died and Mòr said 'M'eudail is m'air is mo run u Cha bu cheil dhuit Mac Uistean' [My darling, my joy and my love, you were not MacUisdean's wife] to which MacUistean replied 'Cha tuirst i fhein sin' [She never said that]. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed...
Dates: October 1872
Brahman Funeral, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of a group of men preparing a pyre for a Brahman funeral in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Burning Ghat, Calcutta, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of a woman lying on a burning ghat to be cremated while four women pray and two men stand around her in Calcutta in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Copy of a pamphlet entitled "Ceremonial in Scotland on the death of Her Majesty The Queen", September 2022
Scope and Contents Copy of a pamphlet entitled "Ceremonial in Scotland on the death of Her Majesty The Queen", printed on the occasion of the ceremonies in Edinburgh following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th of September 2022. Because she died in Scotland, "Operation Unicorn" was triggered, and a procession, a ceremony, and a lying-at-rest period were organised for her in Edinburgh and at St Giles' Cathedral on the 12th and 13th of September 2022.
Dates: September 2022
Custom regarding the attendance of fathers at the funeral of their stillborn or unbaptised children, September 1909
Scope and Contents Custom regarding the attendance of fathers at the funeral of their stillborn or unbaptised children. It states that they do not attend the funeral and go about their ordinary work and that if they do attend they will have no more children. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1873
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael principally containing material collected on Eilean Leòdhais/ Isle of Lewis. The main informants were Angus Gunn and his daughter Ann MacDonald from Dail bho Thuath/North Dell and Dail bho Dheas/South Dell respectively, who sang songs relating to Christmas and explained associated customs. They also told Carmichael stories about the temples found around Nis/Ness and about St Ronan. In addition, the notebook contains notes on winter customs,...
List of wreaths at the funeral of Donald Macpherson Baillie, 1954
Identifier: BAI 7/9
Scope and Contents List of individuals who sent wreaths to the funeral of Donald Macpherson Baillie.